The members of NPC are the affiliated parent associations. Individual parents or groups may become associate members.

Benefits for your parent association becoming a member of NPC

When your parent association becomes a member of NPC, you can join an ever increasing national network of parents and parent associations.

You are part of a local network of parents and parent associations, who can share their ideas and experiences.

You will have a channel to national level NPC for your views as parents about all aspects of education. NPC will represent your views to the Minister and Department of Education and Skills.

Whole School Evaluation (WSE) – if your parent association is affiliated to NPC, when the Inspectorate goes to your school to carry out the WSE, they will consult with the parent association. If your parent association is not affiliated then they will only meet with the parents’ representatives on the board of management of the school.

Insurance – Your parent association will receive a reduction in the parent association insurance, contact Brennan’s Insurance Brokers Tel: 01 498 9090. This Parent Association Liability Scheme covers the legal liability of the parent association for accidental bodily injury to third parties and/or damage to third party property arising out of the Insured Activities subject to the limit of indemnity.

‘Working Effectively as a Parent Association’ – parent associations affiliating for the first time will receive a complimentary copy of our guidelines (normally €10 including P&P. See the website for further information). This publication was updated in January 2010.

Training – You will be notified directly of all training opportunities for parents as they arise, by our Training & Development Programme.

Information/Helpline service for parents - which is open to parents to seek help, information, support and provides a sympathetic ear. Tel: 01- 887 4477 or email: 

Open Monday - Tuesday: 10am to 4pm

Open Wednesday - Friday: 10am to 5pm

How to become a member

If your parent association would like to become a member of NPC, you could download a membership form here, complete the form and return it to us by post with a cheque or postal order to cover the membership fee (based on the size of the school), or you could fill in the form online and pay by credit card click here

The membership form is also available from the NPC office, Tel: 01 8874034 or email: .

Please contact us if you would like any further information on NPC membership.